Internships: Build Your Resume. Get Hired. Earn More.

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Experience + graduate business education will put you in the driver’s seat of your career. One sure way to give your job prospects a boost is to do an internship. Whether you are starting a new career or steering your career in a new direction, an internship offers an opportunity to broaden your real-world work experience, explore a different industry, try on a new job role, enhance your business skills and knowledge, and focus your career goals.

Here are a few reasons why you should make an internship part of your job-hunting or career-development strategy – before completing your graduate business program.

Get Noticed

You have mere seconds to get the attention of a recruiter in person or through your resume/CV. Hiring managers want to see not just your MBA or master’s degree, but what types of industry expertise and skills you can bring to a job. Most corporate recruiters look at the following when selecting the MBA candidates they will interview:

  • Prior experience in a job function (66% of companies),
  • Industry experience (51%), and
  • Years of work experience (44%).

Work experience, whether gained prior to your degree or through an internship during school, can be your key to landing a job after business school. Keep in mind, 3 out of 4 employers we surveyed plan to offer internships in 2013 to graduate business students, and companies use those internships as part of their recruiting tactics.

Edge Out the Competition

In 2012, employers reported that 69% of their MBA interns who applied for a full-time job received an offer. MBA grads who interned in the consulting or finance/accounting sectors had even better chances for job conversion with 74% and 73% of MBA interns landing full-time employment offers, respectively.

Boost Your Starting Salary

Post-degree earnings for class of 2012 b-school graduates who completed an internship while in school were 28% higher, on average, than starting salaries for their peers without internships. Similarly, the income boost for grads with offers of employment directly from an internship was more than double the salary increase of other grads who stayed with their original employers during and after business school.

B-School Interns Earn More Infographic


Polish Your Skills

Employers want candidates who have industry experience and solid leadership, managerial, technical, and analytical skills. An internship can provide you with the tactical, hands-on operational understanding of how a business runs and a chance to demonstrate the skills that employers seek in job candidates.

Find Your Niche

Internships can take you places you never imagined. One US alumnus from the class of 2011 who attended school in and currently works in the United States recounts: “The main takeaway from my MBA was opening me to more options for a career and through my internship I found something I am interested and passionate about. I am currently working in the industry of international trade and working towards consulting, which is what I really want to do as my career.”

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18 thoughts on “Internships: Build Your Resume. Get Hired. Earn More.

  • July 25, 2016 at 10:59 PM

    they will give training
    for the courses in internshala

  • February 17, 2018 at 9:21 PM

    How to write a resume for fashion industries. As a fashion designer?

    • February 21, 2018 at 11:12 AM

      Hi Aneesha,

      Thank you for writing in. You may subscribe to Internshala at this link- Upon successful verification, we will send you the Internshala Resume Guide.

      Thanks~ Unnatti

  • July 31, 2018 at 11:23 AM

    How to apply for internship for my area of intrest?

    • August 1, 2018 at 10:44 AM

      Hi Gayathri,

      Thank you for writing in.

      To begin your internship journey on Internshala, you may register at this link – (it’s free). After this, you will get a verification link. After verifying, you can access your Internshala’s account. You need to fill in your preference, duration you are free for, educational details (we create a resume for you) and then you can apply to various internships. Few internships that are live on our platform are here –

      While applying, you will have to answer the question – ‘Why you should be hired for this internship?’. Your answer and resume are shared with the employer when you apply for an internship. You can apply to multiple internships to improve your chances of getting hired.

      The employer receives the application and if they like it, they get in touch with the students directly to take it further (usually assignment, or interview). The students can see the status of their applications on their account’s dashboard.

      P.S- Most of the internships on Internshala come with a cool stipend. We issue a certificate of merit for each internship you get hired to through Internshala.

      Thanks~ Unnatti

  • March 21, 2019 at 1:17 PM

    i am in physics field .. i am doing my ug 2nd year i interested in doing intenships from my home …what can i do to get over it

    • March 22, 2019 at 10:26 AM

      Hi Akalya,

      Please register on Internshala here –

      The internships live on our platform are here – On the left side of the page, you can filter internships according to your your preferred field. You can also select the ‘Work from home’ option to find the internships that are suitable for you.

      Thanks~ Batool

  • October 24, 2019 at 5:49 AM

    This is Bivek chhetri I am a
    Bca students searching for part time job form home..

  • November 30, 2019 at 8:53 PM

    Hello there,
    This is Anvitha .currently i’m pursuing my UG 2nd year BBA in specialization with Business Analytics
    i’m looking forward to create my resume . i request guidance from your end

  • April 17, 2020 at 7:48 PM

    How I join this work from home

    • April 30, 2020 at 1:10 PM

      Hi Sakib,

      You may visit here – for work from home internships and apply for the ones which suit your profile.


      • May 1, 2020 at 2:16 AM

        I’m a B.pharm 2nd year student and I’m looking for an internship work from home what can i do for this

        • May 1, 2020 at 5:58 PM

          Hi Prachi,

          You may visit here – to view all work from home internships available on our platform and apply for the ones which suit your profile.


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  • September 17, 2020 at 11:48 PM

    I’m interested in this internship

    • September 21, 2020 at 6:00 PM

      Hi Nikita,

      Please visit here – to view all internships available on our platform and apply to the one(s) that suit your profile.



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